Leevac benefits from latest round of Hornbeck newbuildsYard News // May 21, 2013
Leevac Shipyards Jennings LLC, of Jennings, LA, a subsidiary of LEEVAC Shipyards, has signed contracts with Hornbeck Offshore Services for the construction of two STX Marine SV 310 multipurpose supply vessels. The new unit siwll be 302ft x 76ft x 26ft, have 12,070 bhp and will be diesel-electric vessels.
"These will be the twenty-third and twenty-fourth vessels to be built by LEEVAC for Hornbeck," says Christian Vaccari, President and CEO of LEEVAC.
"The SV 310 ddesign is a very complex vessel one with unique characteristics integrated into the design by Hornbeck Offshore to meet a number of subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IMR) support and heavy lift requirements," said the yard.
The vessels will be outfitted with a 250 tonne crane provided by Cargotech, and will be powered by four Caterpillar Model 3516C Tier 3 IMO II Marine variable speed diesel propulsion generator sets rated at 2,250kW each.
The propulsion drives and thrusters are being provided by Schottel. GE Power Conversion is the vendor for the integrated electrical system, power management, vessel control, DP-2 systems, machinery alarms, power and propulsion systems.
Marine Interior Systems has been selected for the joiner work and Marine Aluminum will be providing the helideck system rated for a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.
The vessel will be built to ABS, USGC and SOLAS classifications. Additionally, will be ABS Classed with the A1 Offshore Support Vessel (FFV-1) notation for off-ship fire-fighting capabilities and SPS (Special Purpose Ship).